Maximising potential by givingaccess to education

The Special Foundation is a privately funded social impact organization focused on building Africa’s next set of Leaders by refining their minds through education. We seek to achieve this by empowering less privileged, gifted African Children through education, mentorship and leadership opportunities.

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Our Programs


Inspire Scholarship

This scholarship is targeted at orphaned and vulnerable children in disadvantaged communities. We provide tuition (including cost of books and other materials) to children in primary and secondary schools

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Lifelong Development

The Special Foundation facilitates continuous development of the children we support through a lifelong program. The program includes mentorship and leadership training through practical platforms

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Special Youth Foundation - Special Scholarship

Special Scholarship

Special Scholarship is merit based and targeted at identifying gifted students for local tertiary institutions. This scholarship is available to students under the age of 21 and and covers tuition

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Mentorship

This is a merit-based program that focuses on identifying young talents through a rigorous selection process and linking them with opportunities or platforms that will allow them best fulfill their potential.

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Special Summer School

This is a 3-week summer school program for less privileged children in Northern Nigeria. The program is a free program that selects about 100 children located around Abuja

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Mentorship - Special Youth Foundation

School Builds

A lot of public schools in Africa lack basic infrastructure. The Special Foundation seeks to build schools to make sure more children have access to a safe and quality learning environment.

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How we work


Education is a key enabler to creating positive change in society. We seek to provide lifelong development to less privileged children through access to education from primary to tertiary and continuous learning through mentorship to talented young people.

We also run intervention programs such as free summer school programs which are aimed at encouraging learning and discovery in a fun environment. Our summer program in partnership with other Non-Government Organisations aims to develop children’s understanding of Patriotism and National values, Public speaking, Creative writing, Critical thinking and Mental mathematics.

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